(Photo : Screenshot taken from the Royal Caribbean website)
October 1. Royal Caribbean has rolled out a contact tracing wristband that cruise ship passengers, both guests and crew, are required to wear while on the ship.
The contact tracing wristband is known as Tracelet and was created thanks to a partnership between Royal Caribbean and TraceSafe.
The data collected by Tracelet can only be accessed by the cruise ship’s staff. Royal Caribbean assures guests that the data will be deleted 24 days after the end of a guest’s cruise.
According to the Royal Caribbean website, the Tracelet “is a comfortable, water-resistant, hypoallergenic wearable worn by all guests and crew during the cruise.” Guests who refuse to wear the Tracelet will not be allowed to sail.
As to why it is mandatory for everyone to wear it, Royal Caribbean says that the wearable “helps us with contact tracing in the unlikely event of an onboard health concern.”
The Tracelet is not just used for contact tracing. According to a report by MobiHealthNews, the wearable can also be used as a room key or as a payment method on the ship.
Source: Tech Times